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A Song for the BBC

Further to a piece of E-mail Louis, Ken and James received in Doctor Who: Podshock 224, where the Author bemoaned having to pay the BBC licence fee. And we all know how James is a great champion for the BBC, well here's another.

Mitch Benn is well known in his own right as a Comical Singer Songwriter, and is part of the BBC Radio 4 "The Now Show!" with Steve Punt and High Dennis.  Put everything (He could think of, including Blakes 7 and Tripods so that should keep ken happy, and yes Doctor Who does get a mention!) down in to one song. He himself would probably say it's not everything that the BBC has done or does but, for us Doctor Who fans the Show gets the most mentions in the song. Mitch Benn being another vocal fan.

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The Reveal to the Restoration Team's Little Tease

Further to the Restoration Team's little tease I put up on Thursday/Friday last week, the reveal.

It's a totally revamped version of Day of The Daleks. OK as far as I can remember it's only on VHS so far, but the revamp comes not only with the special effects of modern Dalek zapping, which can be seen in the trailer. But Mr. Dalek AKA Nick Briggs re-does the voices for this release. There also comes the news that at least on the European side of the Atlantic that Day of the Daleks will be part of the Revisitations Boxed Set Nr. 2.

The other DVD's should be Carnival of monsters and Resurrection of the Daleks, which is again another one I already have in my collection. With Carnival it's not so bad I looked at the lack of extra's and picked it up on iTunes. 

A release date has not yet been set.  The trailer from Classic DW from Twitter (the official Restoration Team Twitter handle) and the DWO site can be seen below.

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Doctor in the USA!

So this started off as a rumour on Friday, and according at least to BBC America is going to happen.

A collaboration between the BBC and BBC America sees a filming block taking part in the US, Utah to be a little more specific, according to press, the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River land in Utah, more than that I shall not reveal because it gets into major spoiler territory. Only I do have a BBC America clip for you.

 

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Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Picks Up Who Utah Shoot Story

Interesting that this was picked up by Deadline Hollywood, a pretty hardcore Industry blog:

http://www.deadline.com/2010/10/dr-who-coming-to-america-for-2-episodes/...

We have become mainstream!  Tara, if anyone can find out where they're shooting, it's you.  YOU GO, GIRL!

 

 

This Week In Doctor Who - October 9, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who – October 9, 2010 Section A
October 9, 2010 – Vol 13, Number 31
By Benjamin F Elliott
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who and its spinoffs, chronicled weekly. Established 1998.

Hello, everybody! It’s good to be back. Please let me know if I am missing listings.

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Restoration Team drop a Hint, Daleks?

Late last night/early this morning the Doctor Who restoration team dropped a teaser on Twitter, for an announcement on Saturday. By the looks of it there are going to be more "Special Editions" and by the style of writing another Dalek one at that. see the trailer below and decide for yourself.

 

Teaser from classicdw on Vimeo.

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My All-Nighter with Tara and David Tennant

After showering and cutting my hair (and worrying if I had cut it too short), I was pretty much set for another all-nighter editing Doctor Who: Podshock 224. Then to my surprise, I received an invite via Twitter from (DWP Correspondent) Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara to join her and others to listen to David Tennant on Absolute Radio in the UK. Tara said they were all "dancing." This must had been around 1:30 AM (EDT).

David Tennant on Absolute Radio

Ok, I could do that. I hadn't heard David Tennant interviewed since his returning to the UK after working here in the States. I figured I would pop over to the live streaming audio of the radio station with the simultaneous webcam view (when it wasn't failing) and see what David Tennant had to say in what I assumed would be a quick interview.

Little did I know once I got there, there was no Mr. Tennant to be found. One of the webcams had a view of an empty chair. So I assumed since they had been dancing before, I must had just missed his interview. I was about to say, "Oh well" and get back to work when I was informed that he had yet to come on. That they were still waiting for him.

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Sonic Newsdriver is Back and it's About Time (and Space)!

"Good news everyone…" (I say in a Professor Fransworth voice from Futurama), The Sonic Newsdriver podcast is back and it's about time (and space of course). The latest episode is now available a week prior to the launch of the 4th series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and as such, there's plenty of coverage about it in this episode, along with of course news about Doctor Who itself and more. It is a great way to stay on top of selected Doctor Who related news while on the go!

Sonic Newsdriver (03 October 2010) -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101003
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Sunday, the 3rd of Oct. 2010

Sarah Jane Adventures Return, Matt Smith is the Piano Man, Doctor Who Live news, Music News, Doctor Who and the Florence and the Machine, NYCC is Coming to Town, Your iPhone Just Got More Sonic, Party Like It's 1996, and more.

read more

[Art Trap Productions]

 

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Every monster to date Update

I'm sorry to have to anounce that the performance of Doctor Who Live scheduled for the Glasgow SECC on 14th October has been cancelled, for what is described as logistical reasons.

Ticket holders should contact the box office which is offering refunds or seats at alternative performances during the run.

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Sarah Jane Official Press Release

Below is the official BBC press release for Sarah Jane Series four.

The Sarah Jane Adventures returns to CBBC with a host of guest stars, amazing monsters, and a visit from the Doctor

Alien investigator, Sarah Jane Smith, is back on CBBC with a fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures from Monday 11 October.

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BBC Drama Trailer Autumn/Winter (Flash video)

Below is the trailer from the BBC for the Autumn winter series it has 3 Doctors (all new series Doctors at that) and the other drama Matt Smith worked on also gets a quick clip. The trailer is not region locked so enjoy. (Spoilers are minimal, showing mostly actors and nothing much else)

 

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Doctor Who Series 5 Wave 2 Figures Announced

Forbidden Planet has announced the first of the Wave 2 of figures for Doctor Who Series 5.

They include the Dalek Progenitor Guardian (pictured left), Prisoner Zero, A smiler, The Son from the Vampires in Venice and an Roman Auton. See here for details and to pre-order.

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Doctor Who Exhibitions to Close

BBC Worldwide have announced that the Doctor Who Exhibitions in Cardiff, Lands End and Newcastle are to close. This follows 18 month long talks with Cardiff City Council for a new and bigger location. It appears that the three exhibitions will be consolidated into one BIG experience in Cardiff.

Newcastle will be the first to close on October the 31st 2010 followed by Lands End on January the 2nd 2011, and finally Cardiff on March the 27th 2011. Details as to where and when in Cardiff the new attraction opens has yet to be announced.

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Tara's Terrific TARDIS Tattoo

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Cheers to Doctor Who: Podshock Correspondent Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara on her new transdimensional tattoo. We all watched last night via Twitter as she, her DH (David Wheeler), and Emily @emilyooo documented Tara's adventure. Tara being Tara of course brought colour samples of the scarf for Jon Reed, the tattooist to use... Yes, I said scarf. As you can see, a scarf is also included in the TARDIS (police box) image.

No, I already asked if dematerializing ink was used on it. She said that is on the other shoulder.

Was it painful?

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The Passing of a Friend and Listener

Adric Antfarm

It is with sadness that I am once again talking about the passing of another listener and friend of Doctor Who: Podshock. It was only this past June in which we dedicated Doctor Who: Podshock 207 to the memory of Alexei Kondratiev who had passed away unexpectedly a couple weeks after attending our live show in NYC in May. Today to my surprise and shock I learned of another passing. I didn't know him that well as I have only communicated with him via Twitter and on Second Life. His name is David Jennings, but you may know him as @AdricAntfarm — the name he used on Twitter (and Second Life). In fact he was a regular at our Doctor Who: Podshock meet ups and I was just tweeting with him as recently as last week.

The most recent and last posting on his blog by a good friend of his, Amalia Broom had broken the news today:

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